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Ghost Soul Trio – Too Many Futures

I've always been more about the feeling of the song than the words. People have told me in the past that they can't listen without absorbing all the words. I'm the opposite. With that in mind, Ghost Soul Trio's Too Many Futures feels like it was written for me. It combines influences of some of my ...

Heart-rending bops and more [single reviews]

Justin Stone - “Slow Down”: “Welcome to the fast life” Justin Stone muses, perhaps to himself, perhaps to the listener. Maybe it’s both. The rapper just landed a spot supporting I Prevail on tour, so it will be interesting to see how pensive tracks like this one resonate with the dedicated ...

LIILY Can Fool Anybody In This Town Into Thinking This Isn’t Their Debut… Even Though It Is

Every now and then a new band comes along, seemingly out of nowhere, which blows me away. Sometimes it’s from a Spotify playlist; other times it’s as a sponsored post in my Facebook newsfeed. Quite honestly, I don’t even remember how I stumbled across LIILY, but from the moment I first heard ...

Post-fest singles (reviewed)

Now that I'm over the hump of running Steadfast Festival, I'm ready to introduce you properly to some songs I'm really stoked about, rather than just add them to our Spotify playlist (though you should definitely follow it!). CHAII - "Digebasse (Enough)": Obviously I need more Persian grooves in my ...

HOMESHAKE goes Business-Casual with Pragmatic Paradox Helium (LP)

It took me a while to get into Peter Sagar’s recording project HOMESHAKE.   I have always enjoyed the mood of his instrumentals, but for the most part, his overly-casual vocal approach seemed to leave me wanting more.   There were several occasions where I would download one of his ...

Hoosier Monthly Digest: February 2019 Edition

Graham The Empire – “It’s What You Do:” Astronomical banger? It’s what they do. Countless bands have bolstered their guitar-driven sound with spacey electronics and cinematic effects (perhaps most notably Muse), but no one has done it quite like this Indy-based trio does here. Yes, the Muse ...

Don’t blink until you’ve heard these rich new tunes. [Single Reviews]

Moby Rich – “Blink”: Moby Rich is essentially what you get when you cross soaring pop hooks with nasty electronics, and on “Blink” they even sprinkle some video game samples into the mix from time to time. The percussive nature of the song contrasts nicely with a subtle ethereal feel beneath ...